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07 December 2017, 01:32 | Patty Hardy
Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the shows' studios tell CNN.
One of the writers for S.W.A.T. tweeted that the safety of the cast and crew are of utmost importance to them, which is why they made a decision to not push through with their shooting schedule.
Season 2 is now in production, but news has it that filming has been halted due to the state of California wildfires. A brush fire being called the Rye Fire has affected the area, resulting in the nearby freeway being closed in both directions.
A separate blaze, the Creek Fire, is also burning in Los Angeles County in the Kagel Canyon area, near Sylmar, with further mandatory evacuation orders in effect.
A staff for the studio revealed that their Internet connection has been down due to the fire. "We're in a wind-driven fire event", said Macklin.
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A major fire also flared up in LA County on Tuesday, and LA mayor Eric Garcetti said that the dry climate and high winds indicate the fire won't die down for another five day.
"'Westworld' is now scheduled to resume shooting today", HBO said in a statement to CNN.
Westworld is now filming its second season.
The dystopian show is now filming its second season in an area close to the fires, but producers were concerned about the danger to actors and crew.
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